Charcuterie boards or grazing boards are so trendy right now. I follow several girls on Instagram and totally google over the images of their boards. However, I know it’s not cheap to make one using high-end meats and cheeses. I wanted to challenge myself, so here’s how to make a charcuterie board for under $30.
How To Make A Charcuterie Board For Under $30
I know I needed 3 different types of meat, two different kinds of cheese, a dip, and some other accouterments to pair with it. I knew turkey was cheap and wanted to go the classic salami route and with something fun like a pepperoni. If you don’t know I am a very picky eater, so I kept it simple with white cheddar and Colby Jack cheese. I also found a cheese dip which tasted a lot like a garlic cream cheese from Alloutte.
I then went with some pretzels and a variety pack of crackers as well as some pickles an apple and sunflower seeds, you could totally opt for a nut here, but I wanted something different.
White Cheddar: $2.49
Colby Jack: $1.99
Honeycrisp Apple: $1.16
Honey Wheat Pretzels: $3.49
Garlic and Herb Cheese Dip: $2.99
Sunflower Seeds: $0.59
Large Pepperoni: $5.44
I came in right under budget, but I still had a lot of food that didn’t fit on the board. Initially, I bought two apples and went over budget, but I only ended up using one, which helped with the cost. I used a relatively small board since it was just for two, but with a bigger serving board, this could easily serve 4-6 people.